Category Archives: ankara

Condoleezza Rice arrives in Ankara for talks with Turkish leaders

US Secretary of State Rice arrives in Ankara to offer Turkish leaders an “effective strategy” against the PKK in exchange for holding off on cross-border military action.

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12 soldiers killed in PKK attack

The PKK attacked a convoy Sunday killing 12 Turkish soldiers. The Turkish military responded by shelling the border region, and killed over 30 members of the PKK.

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Turkish parliament approves cross-border incursion

The Turkish parliament overwhelmingly approves the resolution allowing a cross-border incursion into northern Iraq. The vote was 507-19 for the resolution.

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Turkish parliament to vote on taking military action in Iraq

Turkish parliament is set to vote on allowing a military incursion into Iraq Wednesday. The US and Iraq have strongly urged Turkey against taking military action.

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PM confirms plans to allow military incursion in northern Iraq

PM Erdogan confirms Wednesday that the Turkish parliament is drawing up plans to allow a military incursion into northern Iraq to fight the PKK.

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Parliament starts new legislative year

Turkish parliament starts a new legislative year Monday. Despite opposition from CHP members after the election, all parties are expected to attend Gul’s speech.

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Turkey and Iraq agree on PKK deal

Turkey and Iraq agree on a deal, which would allow Turkish forces to cross into Iraq in order chase the PKK. More details about the agreement have not been released.

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